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colemonkee
Jun 12, 2018, 5:00 PM
What we can confirm is that 2900 Wilshire (https://urbanize.la/post/fresh-renderings-2900-wilshire) is now a 23-story proposal instead of the 31-story tower linked to above. Hopefully we do confirm soil testing and it starts construction soon, because I personally like this design.

Prahaboheme
Jun 15, 2018, 12:27 AM
Such an important project for Hollywood and that rundown stretch of Sunset. We need to connect Hollywood Blvd, Sunset Blvd, Santa Monica Blvd and all the perpendicular streets with projects like this along with solid infill. Lots of progress has been made but some much more to be done. If every block looked like the area between vine and Cahuenga between Hollywood and Sunset, It would be an awesome neighborhood

Ideally the redevelopment of Hollywood Blvd eventually extends eastward beyond Argyle / Gower and right up to the 101. And if the 101 freeway capping project ever moves forward with a connected parkspace system, I could see this area becoming one of the most desirable stretches in LA.

LosAngelesSportsFan
Jun 15, 2018, 2:16 AM
Ideally the redevelopment of Hollywood Blvd eventually extends eastward beyond Argyle / Gower and right up to the 101. And if the 101 freeway capping project ever moves forward with a connected parkspace system, I could see this area becoming one of the most desirable stretches in LA.

No doubt about it.. The stretch between the 101 and western along Hollywood has improved dramatically in the last couple years as has sunset to the 101 from cahuenga... Many positives in hollywood

Prahaboheme
Jun 23, 2018, 5:32 PM
Academy at Vine has officially broken ground due south of the Arclight in Hollywood. It's been stated here before but this is really a sentinel development for Hollywood, effectively pulling the urban downtown area further south with quality, pedestrian oriented development. There is such a massive amount of development proposed and under construction in the adjacent area - really exciting time for Hollywood.

https://la.curbed.com/2018/6/22/17494466/hollywood-academy-on-vine-kilroy-arclight

It looks like the Amoeba development is also moving forward (and happy to hear that Amoeba will be retaining a presence in the neighborhood at a new location).

A little fun observation: I was randomly watching The Day After Tomorrow, filmed around 2000, which in it's opening scenes had great shots of Hollywood around Capitol Records building. Every parking lot in that aerial view is now developed (Eastown I & II, Argyle House, W Hotel). Amazing to see the positive transformation of Hollywood into a truly liveable neighborhood.

caligrad
Jun 23, 2018, 10:52 PM
Some news out of Long Beach. The new City hall and Port Authority building are wrapping up construction. Nothing fancy or nice in my opinion. Just 2 very generic boxes
http://www.pecplongbeach.com/progress_v1/

No news on the plans for that new hotel/residential tower but these days its referred to as "Maybe, Might be built" which is always fun. The developer already has a couple of 7 story boxes proposed for some of the site, i wouldnt be surprised if it turned the tower into another 7 story instead.

Speaking of Long Beach and "New Tallest" as of last week, the second part of the "Current" project is still being used as a parking lot, last i heard, the community was still trying to fight it. "To tall for the area". :rolleyes::koko: It boggles my mind when people move/live downtown and are always surprised when a new tower is proposed. Don't like it ? DONT LIVE DOWNTOWN.

Quixote
Jun 29, 2018, 7:09 AM
1550 Lincoln is now under construction three blocks east of the Expo Line's DTSM station, replacing the Dennys at the northwest corner of Lincoln/Colorado. I've been looking forward to this one for quite a few years now. :cheers:

https://urbanize.la/post/construction-begins-mixed-use-apartments-santa-monica

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/denny%20santa%20monica.jpg?itok=CfaD2VVv

Quixote
Jun 29, 2018, 7:13 AM
^ I'd also recommend taking a look at the developer's website. They have a lot more great looking projects planned for Santa Monica.

https://www.wscommunities.com/future-projects/

ChelseaFC
Jul 9, 2018, 8:28 PM
Some Century City news...

1940 Century Park East (below) has been demolished, and the Auto Club building next door is currently fenced off as well.

https://cloudflarecdn.commercialcafe.com/images/E719685F-0233-499A-9CA4-DB511AA52B96/21002.jpg?height=542

Melo Blue
Jul 9, 2018, 8:38 PM
Some Century City news...

1940 Century Park East (below) has been demolished, and the Auto Club building next door is currently fenced off as well.



It is for the Purple Line construction staging yard.
http://www.metro.net/projects/notices/notice_purpleline2_040518/

ChelseaFC
Jul 10, 2018, 2:36 PM
It is for the Purple Line construction staging yard.
http://www.metro.net/projects/notices/notice_purpleline2_040518/

Sounds like it'll be temporary then. Does anyone know what the long term plan is for the site ? (after construction on the Purple Line is complete)

blackcat23
Jul 10, 2018, 6:05 PM
32-story tower at 6th/Shatto

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/view%201%202nd%20revision031_0.jpg?itok=fV28pmoS (https://urbanize.la/post/32-story-tower-planned-6th-shatto)

bzcat
Jul 10, 2018, 6:53 PM
Sounds like it'll be temporary then. Does anyone know what the long term plan is for the site ? (after construction on the Purple Line is complete)

There is no plan yet but since Metro now owns the parcel, it will eventually be developed.

Prahaboheme
Jul 10, 2018, 7:49 PM
32-story tower at 6th/Shatto

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/view%201%202nd%20revision031_0.jpg?itok=fV28pmoS (https://urbanize.la/post/32-story-tower-planned-6th-shatto)

I like everything about this project! This is urbane.

caligrad
Jul 11, 2018, 6:24 AM
How is this being proposed this year and starting construction next year? I've never seen anything move that fast through all the red tape at city hall. Or was this proposed years ago? because I'm confused at how its breaking ground so soon. Every time a project gets proposed downtown or anywhere else, it takes ages to get off the ground.

badrunner
Jul 11, 2018, 9:29 AM
It's Koreatown, probably the least NIMBY area in the whole city. Lots of projects get fast-tracked there.

Steve8263
Jul 13, 2018, 4:53 PM
Of course Weinstein plans to appeal the ruling but this is a big step for a great project regardless-

Judge hands Hollywood developer a win, backing a plan for two residential towers

http://labusinessjournal.com/news/2018/jul/12/favorable-ruling-palladium-residences-project/

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-palladium-hollywood-lawsuit-20180712-story.html



http://www.latimes.com/resizer/DMqYqgMns3-C0KLIbwG7wLlKaWQ=/1400x0/www.trbimg.com/img-5b479d9b/turbine/la-1531420053-y26vze0n6l-snap-image

ozone
Jul 13, 2018, 5:21 PM
^^^ Yes!!

LAsam
Jul 13, 2018, 6:21 PM
^^^ Yes!!

A positive development for sure... but still needs to get through appeals. It's no wonder we have a housing shortage in LA...

Prahaboheme
Jul 13, 2018, 7:12 PM
Does anyone understand the rationale of an appeal? I cannot think of a sole reason. This is bound on 4 sides by:

1) a highrise (Proper) to its East
2) El Centro apartments to its North
3) the W to its West
4) the Palladium due South

All sarcasm aside, what is the opposition?

LAsam
Jul 13, 2018, 8:24 PM
Does anyone understand the rationale of an appeal? I cannot think of a sole reason. This is bound on 4 sides by:

1) a highrise (Proper) to its East
2) El Centro apartments to its North
3) the W to its West
4) the Palladium due South

All sarcasm aside, what is the opposition?

From the LA Times article:

Michael Weinstein, who heads the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, said his group will file an appeal of the ruling. “We feel that the [project’s environmental impact report] is wrong,” he said in an interview. “It doesn’t take into account the impacts on the area.” In the Palladium lawsuit, lawyers for AIDS Healthcare Foundation made an array of claims. They argued that four members of the planning commission improperly met with the developer’s representatives in “ex parte” meetings — conversations that were not part of the panel’s scheduled public sessions.

Those private meetings showed that the commission, whose members are appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti, had a “disqualifying bias” in favor of the project and that its decision was “fundamentally unfair,” the AIDS group said.

Hogue disagreed, saying the opponents failed to identify evidence of actual bias involving the commission.

The judge also disagreed with the claim by the AIDS nonprofit that it had been denied a fair hearing before the council’s Planning and Land Use Management Committee. And she rejected the group’s argument that the city had failed to properly analyze greenhouse gas emissions expected from the project.

Quixote
Jul 13, 2018, 9:30 PM
Any relation to Harvey? That would explain a lot.

bzcat
Jul 13, 2018, 10:22 PM
Does anyone understand the rationale of an appeal? I cannot think of a sole reason. This is bound on 4 sides by:

1) a highrise (Proper) to its East
2) El Centro apartments to its North
3) the W to its West
4) the Palladium due South

All sarcasm aside, what is the opposition?

NIMBY don't need a reason. They just don't want something build.

They have lots of excuses, but usually no reason.

Wilcal
Jul 14, 2018, 7:21 PM
From the LA Times article:

Michael Weinstein, who heads the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, said his group will file an appeal of the ruling. “We feel that the [project’s environmental impact report] is wrong,” he said in an interview. “It doesn’t take into account the impacts on the area.” In the Palladium lawsuit, lawyers for AIDS Healthcare Foundation made an array of claims. They argued that four members of the planning commission improperly met with the developer’s representatives in “ex parte” meetings — conversations that were not part of the panel’s scheduled public sessions.

Those private meetings showed that the commission, whose members are appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti, had a “disqualifying bias” in favor of the project and that its decision was “fundamentally unfair,” the AIDS group said.

Hogue disagreed, saying the opponents failed to identify evidence of actual bias involving the commission.

The judge also disagreed with the claim by the AIDS nonprofit that it had been denied a fair hearing before the council’s Planning and Land Use Management Committee. And she rejected the group’s argument that the city had failed to properly analyze greenhouse gas emissions expected from the project.

None of this nonsense would occur if there was a law which stated that the loser of declared "frivolous" lawsuits had to pay for the defendant's legal expenses plus damages.

LosAngelesSportsFan
Jul 14, 2018, 8:11 PM
None of this nonsense would occur if there was a law which stated that the loser of declared "frivolous" lawsuits had to pay for the defendants legal expenses plus damages.

Amen! This would solve so many damn problems in this freaking state.

ozone
Jul 15, 2018, 2:17 AM
Does anyone understand the rationale of an appeal? I cannot think of a sole reason. This is bound on 4 sides by:

1) a highrise (Proper) to its East
2) El Centro apartments to its North
3) the W to its West
4) the Palladium due South

All sarcasm aside, what is the opposition?

AHF's headquarters is down the street and so Michael Weinstein filled the suit to maintain the view from his office.

He has long been accused of bullying local governments and other nonprofits, and engaging in political activities that are unrelated to the organization’s mission-- like the Rent Control measure on the November ballot. I know he is widely disliked within the LGBT community for, among many things, focusing the resources of AHF on an agenda that benefits himself over the wellbeing of his patients. To be fair he was a pioneer and did a lot of good over the years. But he has since lost touch with the community he once served. I don't know the nature of the AHF board but hopefully after his defeat in November some pressure can be put on him to retire.

ocman
Jul 15, 2018, 6:52 AM
From the LA Times article:

Michael Weinstein, who heads the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, said his group will file an appeal of the ruling. “We feel that the [project’s environmental impact report] is wrong,” he said in an interview. “It doesn’t take into account the impacts on the area.” In the Palladium lawsuit, lawyers for AIDS Healthcare Foundation made an array of claims. They argued that four members of the planning commission improperly met with the developer’s representatives in “ex parte” meetings — conversations that were not part of the panel’s scheduled public sessions.

Those private meetings showed that the commission, whose members are appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti, had a “disqualifying bias” in favor of the project and that its decision was “fundamentally unfair,” the AIDS group said.

Hogue disagreed, saying the opponents failed to identify evidence of actual bias involving the commission.

The judge also disagreed with the claim by the AIDS nonprofit that it had been denied a fair hearing before the council’s Planning and Land Use Management Committee. And she rejected the group’s argument that the city had failed to properly analyze greenhouse gas emissions expected from the project.

The guy is a crook. NYT did a story on him. Apparently a lot of people see him for what he is.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/26/magazine/the-ceo-of-hiv.html

CaliNative
Jul 15, 2018, 8:42 AM
AHF's headquarters is down the street and so Michael Weinstein filled the suit to maintain the view from his office.

He has long been accused of bullying local governments and other nonprofits, and engaging in political activities that are unrelated to the organization’s mission-- like the Rent Control measure on the November ballot. I know he is widely disliked within the LGBT community for, among many things, focusing the resources of AHF on an agenda that benefits himself over the wellbeing of his patients. To be fair he was a pioneer and did a lot of good over the years. But he has since lost touch with the community he once served. I don't know the nature of the AHF board but hopefully after his defeat in November some pressure can be put on him to retire.

Maybe the developer can knock off a few floors so the man's office view isn't blocked. Just kidding. The area is zoned for high density--add another 5 or 10 floors for more badly needed apartments. 31 stories too short. Go 40+ stories. Housing more imporant than preserving a view. :)

Wilcal
Jul 15, 2018, 6:37 PM
AHF's headquarters is down the street and so Michael Weinstein filled the suit to maintain the view from his office.

He has long been accused of bullying local governments and other nonprofits, and engaging in political activities that are unrelated to the organization’s mission-- like the Rent Control measure on the November ballot. I know he is widely disliked within the LGBT community for, among many things, focusing the resources of AHF on an agenda that benefits himself over the wellbeing of his patients. To be fair he was a pioneer and did a lot of good over the years. But he has since lost touch with the community he once served. I don't know the nature of the AHF board but hopefully after his defeat in November some pressure can be put on him to retire.

I can vouch for the disliked reputation in the LGBT community. In the late 1900's early 2000's I worked for ARA (Aids Research Alliance...a clinical research organization in West Hollywood). One day my supervisor was in one of his more common shouting matches with Michael on the office phone. Not knowing who Weinstein was at the time I asked about him and was promptly told about who he was, what he did, and how much "his fucking guts were hated" by many. Yeah, I thought that that was a little harsh, too. But, I never met the guy and never want to.

Steve8263
Jul 17, 2018, 7:31 PM
Has the change from office to residential been approved for this project?

https://therealdeal.com/la/2018/07/17/jh-snyder-secures-117m-construction-loan-for-miracle-mile-project/

JH Snyder secures $117M construction loan for Miracle Mile project

Developer Jerry Snyder is finally ready to break ground on a long-planned project next to SAG-AFTRA Plaza.

Here's the office project rendering, unknown what it might look like as residential instead-

https://www.jerde.com/assets/images/places/slideshow/museum-square-1.jpg

WonderlandPark2
Jul 17, 2018, 7:39 PM
Has the change from office to residential been approved for this project?

https://therealdeal.com/la/2018/07/17/jh-snyder-secures-117m-construction-loan-for-miracle-mile-project/

JH Snyder secures $117M construction loan for Miracle Mile project

Developer Jerry Snyder is finally ready to break ground on a long-planned project next to SAG-AFTRA Plaza.


Its there in the article, he filed to change it to residential in March. How long that typically takes, I don't know.

blackcat23
Jul 18, 2018, 11:52 PM
Here's the office project rendering, unknown what it might look like as residential instead-

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/wilshire%20curson.jpg?itok=xiDMPOlJ
https://urbanize.la/post/rendering-revealed-lacma-adjacent-apartment-tower

Steve8263
Jul 19, 2018, 4:07 PM
Ah right, there it is, thanks. Feels like a bookend to the Solair residential tower at Wilshire and Western.

https://image4.apartmentfinder.com/i2/YM0mKfmUpIkty941nTXWRAlJpLrpRBW5sLQ51UNu-zI/117/solair-los-angeles-ca-building-photo.jpg

circuitfiend
Jul 19, 2018, 4:34 PM
^^^

That was the first thing that popped into my head when I saw the new rendering for the residential tower.

bzcat
Jul 19, 2018, 11:19 PM
No pictures but I can report that one of the two Century City Plaza Hotel twin towers started going vertical. The north tower appears to be above ground level now. The south tower is still in the basement but should be spurting soon as well.

sopas ej
Jul 20, 2018, 4:13 AM
From urbanize.la:

Pasadena Approves Master Plan for ArtCenter Campus
The 15-year plan includes new student housing.


by STEVEN SHARP on July 18, 2018, 1:00PM

The City of Pasadena has approved a new master plan for the ArtCenter College of Design that will steer the school's development and expansion over the 15 years.

Future growth is expected to occur at ArtCenter's South Campus, located at the corner of South Raymond Avenue and East Glenarm Street. Current offerings at the property include three office buildings - including the former U.S. Postal Service facility and the repurposed ex-headquarters of Jacobs Engineering. Over the coming years, designs by Michael Maltzan Architecture call for the construction of a series of eight-story buildings that could add as many as 1,500 student beds to the property. The new construction - as well as the renovation of existing buildings - would also bring other elements to the campus including art galleries, classrooms, a library, and a 300-seat theater.

Approvals grant some flexibility to ArtCenter's plans, and allow for some of the new buildings to be used as academic space rather than student housing, depending on demand.

The campus, which is bisected by the Metro's Gold Line, will be woven back together through the construction of an elevated quad and a pedestrian bridge over the train tracks. The quad is depicted as a park-like space replete with fitness equipment, community gardens, and outdoor seating. Plans also call for a cycleway through the campus.

ArtCenter's Hillside Campus, which is also included in the master plan, will not see an increase in developed space. Instead, the 156-acre property at 1700 Lida Street is slated for cosmetic and functional upgrades, including the enclosure of its open-air Sinclaire Pavilion and the addition of solar panels to its parking lots.

“This is mission-driven growth informed by the College’s conservatory-like approach to education,” said Lorne M. Buchman, president of ArtCenter College of Design. “We’re very pleased the city unanimously supports our vision to provide a talented and diverse student population with the educational resources they need to develop their professional and personal voice. In doing so, the College will affirm our position as an institute of higher learning in a city known for innovation, art, culture, and science.”

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/ArtCenter__ARROYO%20PARKWAY%20VIEW.jpg?itok=2d-ZeyHD

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/ArtCenter__MOBILITY%20HUB.jpg?itok=pg2f2dNV

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/ArtCenter__NORTH%20QUAD.jpg?itok=8SD5IJ_Z

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/ArtCenter__RAYMOND%20AVENUE.jpg?itok=GGM0va4k

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/ArtCenter__BIRDS%20EYE%20VIEW.jpg?itok=kqwW081R

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/ArtCenter__PHYSICAL%20MODEL.jpg?itok=yXQ5ewDU

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/ArtCenter__SOUTH%20CAMPUS%20SECTION.jpg?itok=ttPdpBeF

Link: https://urbanize.la/post/pasadena-approves-master-plan-artcenter-campus

Wilcal
Jul 22, 2018, 6:09 PM
Its there in the article, he filed to change it to residential in March. How long that typically takes, I don't know.

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/wilshire%20curson.jpg?itok=xiDMPOlJ
https://urbanize.la/post/rendering-revealed-lacma-adjacent-apartment-tower
From the sublime to the ridiculous

caligrad
Aug 13, 2018, 11:55 PM
^^^ Well this apparently started construction today, quietly.

https://urbanize.la/post/work-beginning-21-story-apartment-tower-near-lacma

colemonkee
Aug 14, 2018, 12:45 AM
^ Pre-construction, or rather, utility location. But construction activities are imminent as they have financing in place and an incentive to get going before materials costs rise even further than they have.

It looks like we'll see more starts outside of downtown over the next couple of months. The LA County office project on Vermont should be breaking ground this week, and the head of Hankey Capital (of Circa fame) on 2900 Wilshire "next month", which I take to be September. He didn't mention it by name, but it's the only project they are partnering with Jamison Properties on that's on the "edge" of Koreatown. Those are two decent-sized projects that will be visible from higher vantage points across the city.

LA21st
Aug 14, 2018, 2:07 PM
I thought I read somewhere Wilshire/La Jolla tower was u/c now?

Somewhat unrelated, bu there's decent amout of new housing going up around Van Nuys/Sherman Way on different projects.

Quixote
Aug 14, 2018, 5:33 PM
Finally! Been waiting for this one:

https://urbanize.la/post/construction-set-begin-santa-monicas-500-broadway-apartments

Prahaboheme
Aug 14, 2018, 6:49 PM
Fantastic to see another mixed-use development moving forward at Vine / Willoughby in Hollywood (site of the former carwash):

https://urbanize.la/post/mixed-use-development-site-fenced-vine-street

I think it's realistic to assume that Vine Street will have an uninterrupted street wall from Melrose to Yucca in the future (with a few hold outs) if the apartment transformation of Hollywood continues.

LA21st
Aug 14, 2018, 7:46 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1010691,-118.3252194,3a,75y,350.2h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sojzIikFNfcyBi2N5YM1CNw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

Eastown 2 in Hollywood is making a impact here.

Illithid Dude
Aug 15, 2018, 12:35 AM
I thought I read somewhere Wilshire/La Jolla tower was u/c now?

Somewhat unrelated, bu there's decent amout of new housing going up around Van Nuys/Sherman Way on different projects.

I passed by there and it does look like something is going on, though I couldn’t tell if any actual construction had begun.

Prahaboheme
Aug 22, 2018, 2:58 AM
Has there been any news lately on the redevelopment of the Warner Pacific Theater on Hollywood Blvd?

What a diamond in the rough it is! It would go such a long way to reactivating that stretch of Hollywood Blvd if it were restored to its former glory and the street side given some TLC.

ChelseaFC
Aug 22, 2018, 10:06 PM
City of Pasadena Planning Commission will today review changes requested by the project applicant of the two parcel Colorado/Hill hotel development near PCC regarding setbacks and building height.

http://www.pasadenanow.com/main/planning-commission-to-take-another-look-at-converting-hotels-motels-into-affordable-housing/

WonderlandPark2
Aug 30, 2018, 6:47 PM
This would be something to see, posted yesterday on Curbed:

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Axs1VWfm4D2O75C7pQpcVDrDTso=/0x0:2324x1241/920x613/filters:focal(977x436:1347x806):format(webp)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/61070821/600_W_BROADWAY___CSPR___2.0.jpg


35-story tower at the Shoreline Gateway project is due to break ground in 60 days, earning the title of Long Beach’s tallest building, says Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia. But the high-rise won’t hold that title for long.

Garcia unveiled on Tuesday plans for a new development in the city’s downtown that would include a 40-story tower—tall enough to unseat the Shoreline Gateway as the city’s highest, when complete.

https://la.curbed.com/2018/8/29/17797158/long-beach-development-tallest-tower-40-stories

caligrad
Aug 30, 2018, 7:06 PM
^^^ Well I'll be damned :cheers:

hughfb3
Sep 1, 2018, 7:59 PM
The area around La Brea and Willoughby is going through quite the transformation with new residences and office buildings. I love this area.

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j318/Hughfb3/56102A7C-7D3F-4C95-A28E-D6AB7BA96B29.jpeg
CIM's 8 story Sirius XM building under construction on left along with upgrade to existing buildings for creative office/industrial. On Right behind green fencing is the torn up lot of CIM's recently broke ground new 8 story 926 Sycamore office building

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j318/Hughfb3/84DB2AAA-94D2-48DD-BEE7-7D62A7AD1DE2.jpeg
The never occupied addition to the decades abandoned industrial building at La Brea on border with Weho. I feel this time it will finally be occupied when this last redo is complete. Further in picture is the 7 story CIM apartment building on the former Mole Richardson art deco building

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j318/Hughfb3/1A0A9EF0-A077-45AD-8F4E-B96E1A44E248.jpeg
The 3rd iteration of the abandoned industrial building on La Brea. Does CIM own this piece now???

All of this La Brea activity makes me want a rail line up and down La Brea!!!!

blackcat23
Sep 5, 2018, 4:42 PM
New renderings for Linea - now U/C at Expo/Sepulveda Station

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/linea%201.jpg?itok=4ojCT8sk (https://urbanize.la/post/new-angles-expo-line-adjacent-linea-development)

Quixote
Sep 5, 2018, 6:14 PM
^ I like that pedestrian-exclusive paseo. It will provide for better pedestrian circulation and reduce noise for those residences facing the tracks.

bzcat
Sep 5, 2018, 11:35 PM
^ I like that pedestrian-exclusive paseo. It will provide for better pedestrian circulation and reduce noise for those residences facing the tracks.

Should greatly improve circulation from and access to the station too :cheers:

The problem is there is not much from the Pico side other than the self storage eye sore and homeless encampment under 405. Not much chance of improvement until the self storage building is redeveloped.

colemonkee
Sep 6, 2018, 4:01 AM
^ The other side of Pico (north side) has some retail to walk to - the standard LA, auto-oriented variety - that is ripe for redevelopment, but still worth walking to in the near term. My only hope is that The Wine House is not caught up in the redevelopment of the area. That's one of my favorite wine/booze stores in all of LA. Which is important. :)

Steve8263
Sep 12, 2018, 5:15 PM
Good progress at the Century Plaza site, looks like the second tower foundation is poured and they are almost at street level on the first tower-


https://twitter.com/WebcorBuilders

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dm1dGDGUwAAx_lF.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dm1dGDGVsAEeqB_.jpg

LAsam
Sep 12, 2018, 6:26 PM
^ Nice. These are going to have a big impact on the skyline of CC when viewed from the W to SW. Now we just need a developer to pull the trigger on the empty lot smack dab in the middle of CC... that space is even more valuable now with the subway extension coming. It really should be a showpiece architecturally in that spot.

colemonkee
Sep 13, 2018, 3:15 AM
^ That is currently in the works. Two Johnson-Fain-designed residential towers. Permits have been applied to build the first tower already.

https://urbanize.la/post/high-rise-condo-development-revived-century-city

BrandonJXN
Sep 13, 2018, 3:23 PM
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LAsam
Sep 13, 2018, 3:25 PM
^ That video is incredible. I've seen it before, and anyone who's remotely a fan of LA history should absolutely watch it.

BrandonJXN
Sep 13, 2018, 3:35 PM
I have a great fondness for Century City. It's never going to be 'urban' in the traditional sense. But I appreciate it for what it is: a mid 20th experiment on modernism. Century City is woefully underappreciated. Also once the Century hotel towers are finished, Century City will have a uniquely symmetrical cluster of buildings. The Century Plaza Hotel and 2000 Ave of the Stars mirror each other in terms of scale and size, and the towers will mirror the Century Plaza Towers across the street. Interesting stuff.

bzcat
Sep 13, 2018, 10:51 PM
I have a great fondness for Century City. It's never going to be 'urban' in the traditional sense. But I appreciate it for what it is: a mid 20th experiment on modernism. Century City is woefully underappreciated. Also once the Century hotel towers are finished, Century City will have a uniquely symmetrical cluster of buildings. The Century Plaza Hotel and 2000 Ave of the Stars mirror each other in terms of scale and size, and the towers will mirror the Century Plaza Towers across the street. Interesting stuff.

Exactly... it will be a nice symmetry.

Also keep in mind the empty lot on the northeast corner is also slated for a twin towers treatment. So we may eventually have 3 sets of twins at intersection of Constellation and Avenue of the Stars.

SLO
Sep 14, 2018, 12:35 AM
^ That video is incredible. I've seen it before, and anyone who's remotely a fan of LA history should absolutely watch it.

Very cool...I really enjoy LA history. My in laws grew up in Pasadena and talk about what it was like back in the street care era.

LAsam
Sep 14, 2018, 4:04 PM
Very cool...I really enjoy LA history. My in laws grew up in Pasadena and talk about what it was like back in the street care era.

Starting at 15:26, you can see the building that AAA and David Barton occupied which Metro purchased and will soon be demolished for the purple line extension. Then at 15:45 you can see the Gateway West building which Westfield demolished a few years ago for the mall expansion (Gateway East still stands and is identical). The shot starting at 20:48 of Santa Monica Blvd with the old Red Car track is so damn cool... both Gateway buildings are visible in this one.

BrandonJXN
Sep 17, 2018, 6:21 PM
Not long before I moved to Chicago, I had a job interview at Gateway West. It was maybe years ago and while the building was still in great shape, it was virtually empty. The office I went to was on the 10th floor and was the only occupied office on that floor. Still, Gateway West was a very nice building very much from it's time though.

Steve8263
Sep 18, 2018, 4:46 PM
Looks like the "One Beverly Hills" project has been resurrected from the dead for about the 10th time now-

Triple Five buying Wanda’s One Beverly Hills condo-hotel project

https://therealdeal.com/la/2018/09/17/triple-five-buying-wanda-groups-one-beverly-hills/

https://pmcvariety.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/wanda-group-beverly-hills-hotel-and-condo-development-hilton.jpg?w=1000

LAsam
Sep 18, 2018, 8:16 PM
Looks like the "One Beverly Hills" project has been resurrected from the dead for about the 10th time now-

Triple Five buying Wanda’s One Beverly Hills condo-hotel project

https://therealdeal.com/la/2018/09/17/triple-five-buying-wanda-groups-one-beverly-hills/

The Canadians seem to have a good track record with getting projects built. As such, I think this is a positive step for this project.

Prahaboheme
Sep 22, 2018, 5:17 PM
El Centro at Hollywood / Argyle in Hollywood looks to be wrapping up:
https://preview.ibb.co/gGVqRp/C4_F48_BC7_42_C3_47_F1_A016_1_DACED09_FA73.jpg (https://ibb.co/ceiARp)

blackcat23
Sep 28, 2018, 4:32 PM
Hollywood Gower

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/hollywood%20gower%205.jpg?itok=GKG8UtlS (https://urbanize.la/post/fresh-renderings-hollywood-gower-apartment-tower)

circuitfiend
Sep 28, 2018, 5:14 PM
^^^

Worked at the Fonda box ofc years ago. Love the building. So it's nice to see a quality project, such as the current rendering depicts, moving forward. I was curious what the status for that prime lot was, since the area is a development hotbed. Lots of towers proposed for the hood.

Prahaboheme
Sep 29, 2018, 6:43 AM
This would be a great addition to Hollywood Blvd entering from the East.

Busy Bee
Sep 29, 2018, 1:46 PM
Hollywood Gower

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/hollywood%20gower%205.jpg?itok=GKG8UtlS (https://urbanize.la/post/fresh-renderings-hollywood-gower-apartment-tower)



Hollywood Gower? :P

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/24/ce/74/24ce74ce430843dde1429365daad9cdc.png
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Wilcal
Sep 29, 2018, 10:36 PM
Hollywood Gower

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/hollywood%20gower%205.jpg?itok=GKG8UtlS (https://urbanize.la/post/fresh-renderings-hollywood-gower-apartment-tower)

It is a nice design. And to think, it has been only ten years since the original proposal was quashed by The La Mirada Neighborhood Association. I honestly think that Silverstein only planned to "green-mail" the project and couldn't care less about what development was to be made. As it it now only a parking lot has been preserved, how lovely. It makes you wonder who or what was originally behind this travesty. Was it Silverstein alone? Or was he working with his gaggle of "friends" who are also out to enrich themselves. Or perhaps it was a wealthy homeowner or renter or others in the hills who resented the fact that "HIS/THEIR VIEW" would be despoiled by the project or he or she would then have to deal with a little more traffic. I can just imagine that it would really "piss me off" if it took a few more minutes to speed down the hill in my 1963 Karmann Ghia for my beer and booze run to the local liquor store on Franklin. And what about my Jumbo Jacks with cheese? And my seasoned curly fries? They will get cold by now. Have you ever eaten a cold greasy cheese burger and cold fries--yucky! (you can kind of tell that I knew a few people who lived in the hills at one time). What an incredible tribute to CEQA, our judicial system, our planners, directors and so on. And of course lets not forget that the city failed in some way to provide support for the project As far as Silverstein and his hacks are concerned they have gone on to profit handsomely from other projects (e.g. frivolous lawsuits). The Hanover Development Company (which refused to cave in to the "bullshit") is rightfully probably leery of doing any development in the city (or the state for that matter), and of course other developers are also. This all plays out to hurting the flow of development, the creation of affordable housing, and the image of a major world city that desperately needed to grow, renew, and expand its housing stock to accommodate a growing population. It's not good and something desperately needs to be done.

ocman
Oct 9, 2018, 7:45 AM
Amazon is taking 280K sq space expansion of Culver Studios. Netflix is taking a second tower in Hollywood, Fox (after the Disney acquisition), is moving the bulk of their broadcasting, news and sports operations from NYC to LA, and of course Disney will probably do the same with whatever they’ve acquired from Fox with plans for its own streaming network. All in all, it’s booming times for the LA entertainment industry after so many were predicting Hollywood’s demise from digital. Digital seems to be having the complete opposite effect, solidifying LA’s dominance of the industry.

All of this happening announced just days of each other
.
https://urbanize.la/post/work-begins-culver-studios-expansion
https://urbanize.la/post/week-leases-netflix-takes-second-tower-hollywood
https://variety.com/2018/biz/news/new-fox-stronger-corporate-presence-los-angeles-1202972750/

LA21st
Oct 9, 2018, 5:01 PM
Yea, social media and streaming has made LA more of entertainment capital than ever.

Wilcal
Oct 9, 2018, 7:41 PM
Amazon is taking 280K sq space expansion of Culver Studios. Netflix is taking a second tower in Hollywood, Fox (after the Disney acquisition), is moving the bulk of their broadcasting, news and sports operations from NYC to LA, and of course Disney will probably do the same with whatever they’ve acquired from Fox with plans for its own streaming network. All in all, it’s booming times for the LA entertainment industry after so many were predicting Hollywood’s demise from digital. Digital seems to be having the complete opposite effect, solidifying LA’s dominance of the industry.

All of this happening announced just days of each other
.
https://urbanize.la/post/work-begins-culver-studios-expansion
https://urbanize.la/post/week-leases-netflix-takes-second-tower-hollywood
https://variety.com/2018/biz/news/new-fox-stronger-corporate-presence-los-angeles-1202972750/
Oh yes,
I so look forward to having Fox News and the influence of its corrupt and evil-mongering owner/family (e.g. Murdoch) actually having more of a presence in this city.

TrackMan
Oct 10, 2018, 6:14 PM
^

The optimist in me thinks that Fox News being in a solid Blue area, with a highly educated and balanced population might end up being a good thing for America. Whereas the local population will influence the Fox News talent and they’ll broadcast material that is also more balanced.

Or, their local investment should include really good makeup and locker rooms so they can put on and take off their costumes on property.

Busy Bee
Oct 10, 2018, 7:28 PM
The LA world of make-believe is much more appropriate for FoxNews than NYC anyways. Though if the wealth of rational thought in NYC didn't temper Fox's lunacy, you think LA will? Ha

TrackMan
Oct 10, 2018, 8:56 PM
The LA world of make-believe is much more appropriate for FoxNews than NYC anyways. Though if the wealth of rational thought in NYC didn't temper Fox's lunacy, you think LA will? Ha

I assumed Atlant. Shucks!

Prahaboheme
Oct 11, 2018, 4:23 AM
Fox News is remaining in NYC.

ocman
Oct 11, 2018, 1:05 PM
The LA world of make-believe is much more appropriate for FoxNews than NYC anyways. Though if the wealth of rational thought in NYC didn't temper Fox's lunacy, you think LA will? Ha

Not that LA liberalism will have any influence on Fox news, but I think you discounting the insularity among the wealthy NY business elites that Trump sprouted from, and which Fox belongs to. The whole finance/business industry bro culture of Wall Street is pretty conservative.

Wilcal
Oct 11, 2018, 5:44 PM
^

The optimist in me thinks that Fox News being in a solid Blue area, with a highly educated and balanced population might end up being a good thing for America. Whereas the local population will influence the Fox News talent and they’ll broadcast material that is also more balanced.

Or, their local investment should include really good makeup and locker rooms so they can put on and take off their costumes on property.
You forgot mirrors...mirrors, mirrors everywhere (even on the ceilings? Oh my!). Without them, the narcissists at FOX would fail to exist. You know...they would lose their one and only (sorry mom!) best admirer.